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- Leaders Criticize City College’s Likely Choice for Next President
Twenty elected officials, clergy members and community representatives are challenging the expected promotion of the interim president, Vincent G. Boudreau.
- New York Officials Fear Closing of U.S. Lab Combating Biological Threats
The Trump administration has proposed closing the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory as part of larger cuts it envisions for the Department of Homeland Security.
- De Blasio’s Five-Point Plan Aims to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan includes hiring more than 150 police officers to enforce rules and banning rush-hour deliveries in clogged areas.
- Grace Notes: Sorting Through All the Laughs Joan Rivers Left Behind
The comedian squirreled away boxes and boxes of everything: jokes, scripts, even pillows. Out of that collection came the book, “Joan Rivers Confidential.”
- Trial to Begin for Off-Duty Officer Charged in Fatal Traffic Dispute
Officer Wayne Isaacs, who will be tried under an executive order, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. He told investigators that he acted in self-defense.
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- US refuses to divulge why Indonesian military chief denied entry
The United States is refusing to divulge why it denied Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo entry to the US as its own embassy in Jakarta scrambles to get to the bottom of the diplomatically emba …
- Girl's body found after US father banished his 3-year-old for not finishing her milk
Police in Texas say they have “most likely” found the body of Sherin Mathews, the missing 3-year-old girl whose father claims he sent her alone into an alley when she wouldn’t drink her milk.
- President Trump calls Jacinda Ardern to congratulate her on Labour's win
This morning Labour Leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern received a call from President Trump congratulating her on the outcome of the New Zealand election.
- 38 women accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment
Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing Bugsy, has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published on Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. …
- Go home, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leade …
- Review: 1 Actor, in 8 Roles, Wrestles Nuance From Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Strange Interlude’
David Greenspan’s performance in the 6-hour melodrama is masterful in its clarity and endurance.
- Governor Cuomo Outlaws Use of Elephants for Entertainment
The New York governor signed a bill that is the latest salvo in a growing movement to preserve the animals.
- Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100
Ms. Darrieux’s career of sophisticated roles spanned indelible incarnations as ingénue, coquette, femme fatale and grande dame.
- ‘The Prom’ Gets a Date for Broadway
The musical, about publicity-seeking performers who challenge small-town small-mindedness, will arrive in the 2018-19 season.
- Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas
Also the week of Oct. 22: Wooster Group channels voices from prison, Benjamin Millepied dances about architecture, and the Bernstein centennial celebration starts early.